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Philadelphia row house collapses, injuring 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators say a gas leak is to blame for a Philadelphia house explosion that left eight people hurt, one critically. City officials made the determination Monday afternoon, several hours after the unoccupied […]

07/29/2013

In these undated photos provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Khusen Akhmedov, 23, left, of Lancaster, and Ahmen Holloman, 30, of Philadelphia, are shown. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

Suspect in drag racing deaths had been on bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who allegedly struck and killed a Philadelphia woman and her three sons while drag racing in Philadelphia had been out on bail this year in a $3.6 million ambulance fraud […]

07/18/2013

Family members react as they watch investigators at the scene of a fatal accident on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Tuesday evening July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

Mom, 3 sons killed crossing notorious Philly road

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Samara Banks often called a cab to take her and her four little boys home from family visits on the other side of a 12-lane, crosstown highway that’s notorious for drag racing […]

07/17/2013

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Girl who got new lungs in Pa. has pneumonia

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations has developed pneumonia in her right lung. Sarah Murnaghan’s mother wrote […]

07/08/2013

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Philly dad is convicted in baby’s drug death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man charged with putting heroin and methadone in his infant son’s bottle to quiet him, but instead killing him, was convicted Tuesday of third-degree murder. Orlando Rosado, 46, did not […]

07/02/2013

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Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung transplant

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant amid a national debate over the organ allocation process has undergone a second transplant after the first failed and is now taking […]

06/28/2013

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Hillary Clinton named 2013 Liberty Medal recipient

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidential candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal. Clinton will receive the […]

06/27/2013

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Nation’s mayors want state control of pot policies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s mayors want the federal government to give states leeway in establishing marijuana policies. The resolution was among dozens of symbolic measures that city leaders unanimously approved on Monday, the […]

06/24/2013

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Man sets house on fire trying to kill bedbugs

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey house fire is being blamed on a homeowner’s battle against bedbugs. A county spokeswoman says the homeowner in the southern New Jersey town of Woodbury was using a […]

06/13/2013

Rescue workers at site of building collapse, Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

Inspector in Philadelphia collapse commits suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials have identified an inspector who fatally shot himself a week after a building collapse that killed six people as a dedicated 16-year veteran of the Department of Licenses and Inspections. […]

06/13/2013

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Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl’s family said. Sarah Murnaghan, […]

06/13/2013

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Pa. girl who took on organ donor rules gets lung

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how donated lungs are allocated was getting a transplant Wednesday, her family said. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers […]

06/12/2013

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